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Texas pastor wants a ban on weaves

Pastor A.J. Aamir has some grooming advice for the women of his church. In a recent conversation with the America Preachers site, the founder of the Waco Resurrecting Faith church said that he'd directed the leadership staff of his church to not wear hair weaves.

"Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads. I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling," he said. "Yet, a 26-year-old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this."

Aamir told the site he admittedly comes from a conservative family background. The 39-year-old acknowledges that he can't legally prohibit congregation members from wearing weaves in his church, even if he does disapprove. But, he says, "Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying."

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